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Helix Process Challenge Device 3m plastic capsule

SKU: CDPCD2X30/P Category: Tag:
Brand

Chemdye

Process

Ethylene Oxide, Formaldehyde, Hydrogen Peroxide, Steam

Packaging

1 plastic device + 1 cotton bag

Regulations

EN 285, EN 867-5

Length

3 m

Description

CDPCD2X30/P / Helix Process Challenge Device. Plastic capsule. Plastic tube (3 m). 2mm internal diameter. 1 cotton bag. 250 cycles. More demanding requirements than EN 867-5.

Chemdye® Helix-PCD devices have been designed to evaluate the penetration capability of the sterilizing agent (Steam, Ethylene Oxide, Formaldehyde and Hydrogen Peroxide). For a successful sterilization, the sterilizing agent must contact all external and internal surfaces of the item to be sterilized.

To achieve this, air and other non-condensable gases (NCG) must be evacuated from the sterilizer chamber prior to the sterilant injection. Chemdye® Helix-PCD devices simulate hollow instruments of different levels of complexity allowing testing of the penetration capability of the sterilizing agent.

Handling information

1- Choose an appropriate chemical indicator for the sterilization cycle to evaluate.

2- Fold the indicator strip in the middle through the punched line, the reactive ink must be facing the inside. Avoid folding the printed zone.

3- Place the chemical in the screw cap pin (metal capsule) or in the screw cap cavity (plastic capsule). Put the folded end first. IMPORTANT: Avoid contact between chemical indicator and capsule inner surface, since the results can be altered.

4- Put the capsule cap by applying moderate pressure.

5- Place the system inside the fabric bag and then onto a stainless steel tray. Put the tray in the sterilization chamber near its door. IMPORTANT: Do not use the fabric bag for Hydrogen Peroxide, Formaldehyde and Ethylene Oxide processes.

6- Run the desired sterilization cycle. For Ethylene Oxide processes, cycles shorter than 90 min or with less than 300 mg/l should not be evaluated with these devices.

7- Once the sterilization process is finished, remove the Chemdye® Helix-PCD from the sterilization chamber.

CAUTION: For Steam processes, gloves should be worn. Also, allow 15 min for the load to cool down in order to avoid burns. For EO, Formaldehyde or Hydrogen Peroxide processes, gloves, glasses and mask should be worn to avoid contact with the agent remains. For EO, a 24-hour ventilation period or a time period suggested by the manufacturer, should be taken into consideration.

8- Remove the indicator and evaluate the result.

9- Record results by adhering the self-adhesive strip on your register book.

Chemical Indicator

Choose the appropriate chemical indicator according to the sterilization process to be evaluated.

Description

CDPCD2X30/P / Helix Process Challenge Device. Plastic capsule. Plastic tube (3 m). 2mm internal diameter. 1 cotton bag. 250 cycles. More demanding requirements than EN 867-5.

Chemdye® Helix-PCD devices have been designed to evaluate the penetration capability of the sterilizing agent (Steam, Ethylene Oxide, Formaldehyde and Hydrogen Peroxide). For a successful sterilization, the sterilizing agent must contact all external and internal surfaces of the item to be sterilized.

To achieve this, air and other non-condensable gases (NCG) must be evacuated from the sterilizer chamber prior to the sterilant injection. Chemdye® Helix-PCD devices simulate hollow instruments of different levels of complexity allowing testing of the penetration capability of the sterilizing agent.

Handling information

1- Choose an appropriate chemical indicator for the sterilization cycle to evaluate.

2- Fold the indicator strip in the middle through the punched line, the reactive ink must be facing the inside. Avoid folding the printed zone.

3- Place the chemical in the screw cap pin (metal capsule) or in the screw cap cavity (plastic capsule). Put the folded end first. IMPORTANT: Avoid contact between chemical indicator and capsule inner surface, since the results can be altered.

4- Put the capsule cap by applying moderate pressure.

5- Place the system inside the fabric bag and then onto a stainless steel tray. Put the tray in the sterilization chamber near its door. IMPORTANT: Do not use the fabric bag for Hydrogen Peroxide, Formaldehyde and Ethylene Oxide processes.

6- Run the desired sterilization cycle. For Ethylene Oxide processes, cycles shorter than 90 min or with less than 300 mg/l should not be evaluated with these devices.

7- Once the sterilization process is finished, remove the Chemdye® Helix-PCD from the sterilization chamber.

CAUTION: For Steam processes, gloves should be worn. Also, allow 15 min for the load to cool down in order to avoid burns. For EO, Formaldehyde or Hydrogen Peroxide processes, gloves, glasses and mask should be worn to avoid contact with the agent remains. For EO, a 24-hour ventilation period or a time period suggested by the manufacturer, should be taken into consideration.

8- Remove the indicator and evaluate the result.

9- Record results by adhering the self-adhesive strip on your register book.

Chemical Indicator

Choose the appropriate chemical indicator according to the sterilization process to be evaluated.

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